lol @ 2x GTX 280 you only need one
1st get PCWizard 2008 here: http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
and then run any SLI (cept 260 or 280 of course)...on the "Global bench" and note the Video Global perfromance...this ONE.....GTX280 at stock clocks outruns any SLI I've seen...and thats on my 5000 B.E.
Note on the graph how the vid is maxed ^^
I can't find the link anymore but when THG first reviewed these cards he had a graph showing that in SLI the only performance increase came (as mentioned above) at high resolutions....in Tri SLI however they showed massive improvement at ANY resolution.
NOTE: use Riva Tuner to set the fan at 90% and check the box to apply at startup..or go liquid!
Price: Currently the stock clocked card is $439.00 at newegg.com
THIS guy has 2x 3870's crossfired on a Q6600@3Ghz.....( I know it not fair comparison but it only dual GPU setup I could find...thats run this Global bench.) Note also how the Q6600 smokes the 5000 B.E. even though I'm running a higher CPU clock.
Edited by ghot - 9/11/08 at 2:04am